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Yes, he is technically second on the depth chart...however...
Did anyone see the comical compiling of yards that Jamaal Charles was capable of during his 10-game starting stretch last season?
It was ridiculous.
Averaging 5.9 yards per carry during 2009 and easily passing the 1,000 yard marker, Charles exploded onto the scene last year, earning him the nickname Chris Johnson Lite.
Some naysayers will mention Thomas Jones stealing carries. Unfortunately, reports coming out of camp say that age has finally caught up with Jones, who is no longer in line to split the carries 50-50.
Judging by the preseason performances as well, Jones may steal goal-line touches, but Charles will be the yardage king.
If Charles maintains his 5.7 yards per carry, the idea of 2,000 doesn't seem so far-fetched. After all, no one expected there to be a CJ2K when the season started last year.